WPI News Archive
Mar 13, 2018
WESTWOOD, Mass. – The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference announced the results of the 2018 Rowing Preseason Coaches’ Poll on Tuesday morning. 2017 NEWMAC Runner Up, WPI Engineers have been tabbed as the favorites garnering three first place votes. Voting for the preseason poll is conducted by the seven head rowing coaches.
Following closely behind is No. 2 Smith and No. 3 Wellesley who each earned two first place votes. Last season the Pioneers finished third while the Blue were crowned conference champions. Rounding out the remaining slots is No. 4 Simmons, while Coast Guard and Mount Holyoke tied for fifth followed by No. 7 Clark.
The NEWMAC will welcome back six All-Conference honorees including Wellesley’s Stephanie Kim who is currently a 3x NEWMAC Coxswain of the Year winner.
2018 NEWMAC Rowing Preseason Coaches’ Poll Rank (First Place Votes) 1.WPI (3)2. Smith (2)3. Wellesley (2)4. SimmonsT5. Coast GuardT5. Mount Holyoke7. Clark